Thursday, August 14, 2014

Le Living Room

Hello everyone!
The busy work continues around here and I am ready to be settled. 
Whew, it is a process for sure!
Last post I shared the foyer and as you walk straight ahead you enter the living room.
It's a tiny bit formal, glamorous but fun!
As with everything right now it is a work in progress. I don't really plan to add too much more to this room though. Maybe some mirrored nesting tables and shiny pillows. 
I'm keeping my eyes open for just the right ones.
Join me for a little tour!
 The distressed hardwoods, 10 foot ceilings, can lights, chunky moldings are just a few of the extra features the builder added. We both really love how this room turned out!
 New mercury glass lamps, white antlers and the sofa table are all from Home Goods.
 The ottoman is 'charcoal gray' and is from Wayfair. It may look another color in photos.
 White sofa and gray pillows are from Rooms to Go.
 The gray print chairs swivel. So comfy!
 The iron screen is from Hobby Lobby, mantel painting from Home Goods
and the gold M is from Ballards.
The mercury glass floor lamp and shag cream rug are from the Home Depot. 
 The armoire is from Ashley. I may attempt to paint it cream ... or replace it. 
I'm not sure yet but for now it stays. It was damaged in the move.
The artwork is by Thomas Kincade and is special to us.
 Chestnut just loves this ottoman, he has many new places to lounge. 
 The view from the other doorway.
The windows are extra long in this home, love that!
These are 108 inch drapes from Bed Bath & Beyond. The Bombay collection in Pewter.
The paint is Stone Lion by Sherwin Williams.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Welcome To Our Florida Home

Hello friends!
I'm back after our big move to North Florida! 
It was five weeks ago and to tell you that we have been busy is an understatement. 
It had been eight years since we had moved and I forgot how much work it is.
We had lost and or broken furniture, we both had horrible colds and various mix ups all made for a stressful move.  All of it worked out in the end and we are slowly but surely getting settled in. The best part of this long awaited move is that I am now very close to all of my family. It's been amazing! 
My husband had been trying for years to get stationed here again. As most of you know we met and married here in Pensacola over fifteen years ago and since I am from this area it made sense to come back. We are hoping to stay here after he retires from the Marine Corps in about three years. We shall see how it goes with his job hunting in aerospace engineering after military retirement. Time will tell.

I found our home online back in late February and a few weeks later we made an offer.
I knew immediately that it was the 'one'! It felt like it was built just for us even though it was newly complete and I was unable to pick out the colors, flooring, lighting and so on. I love all the choices the builder made though! We bought this one before we sold our home in North Carolina and wow, that was scary, but thank goodness our old home sold right away. Thank you to the new owners! 

Our home is brand new, 3300 square feet and a semi custom build. It's in a gated community with walking trails and surrounded by trees and nature. It has a pool and clubhouse which just so happens to be right across the street. It's quiet here minus the new construction noise but that is temporary. 
We love it all and feel truly blessed to be here.

The brick paver driveway, large porch and columns are some of my favorite features.
My husband added the chocolate brown rubber mulch a few weeks ago. 

I bought the topiaries and planters at Home Depot. 
We are planning on a concrete stain project for the front and back porch. 
Probably in cream ... we think.
A bow burlap wreath from Etsy for the front door.
As you step inside you enter a large foyer with hardwoods. 
The entire home has ten foot ceilings!
Even higher in the kitchen, master bedroom and dining room. 
It gives such a feeling of space that I am really enjoying. 
It is without a doubt my favorite thing about our new home!
My birthday is tomorrow and here is my gift from my hubby. It's a rustic console table.
I've never had this style of furniture before and I love it. It weighs a ton!
The old world hardware is what really sold me on this piece.
A close up of the distressed finish.
This frame was displayed at the furniture store and I had to have it since it matched.
The butterfly is actually a birthday card from my parents. So sweet!
If you look closely at the lime green stone that is a peridot, my birthstone. 
The view from the other side of the room. 
I'm on the lookout for a large piece of driftwood to add to the bottom.

The gray and cream rug is from Home Depot.
Lamps are from Lamps Plus, gray jar from Home Goods.
The round bronze mirror is from Kirklands.

Chestnut is adjusting a little slower than we thought but it is probably his age. He's almost eleven. He's fine but actually having some potty issues. We are working on it. Our fourteen year old bird and even our betta fish made the move just fine.
We carried the fish in a tupperware container for fourteen hours.
We now call him 'the survivor'.

I hope to blog again more often as I go through the process of making this our home.
Thanks for reading my blog and sticking with me while I took such a long break.
If you are new here "Welcome" and see you soon!

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Our New Home

Hello everyone!
Here it is!
Our new home in Florida is ready for me to decorate. Can't wait to share it with you. 
We start the moving process soon so I will be away from the computer for a bit. 

Be back soon friends, stay tuned!

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Friday, May 16, 2014

The Light Is On

Hello bloggers!
Where did the time go? Is anyone still reading my blog?
It's been almost a year since I've posted anything and I thought I would catch you up on our big news. We are moving to Florida in one month!
It's been a long time coming and finally we are returning to the place I call home.
We will be close to most of our immediate family and we could not be happier.
We have already sold our home and purchased a new one in Pensacola.
If you have read my Facebook then you have heard about this already.
Feel free to send me a request or message me if we have not connected there.
I am still active on Pinterest as well. That site is so addictive and fun!
I'm also new to Instagram if you would like to join me.
I hope to get back to blogging around July after we get settled.

I hope all is well for you and happy almost summer!
Here's a sneak peek of our new home. The light is on my friends!